Saturday, September 30, 2017

September Meeting Recap

Welcome Back Members

Our first meeting on the 2017-18 year got off to a great start.  Kim started off the meeting by welcoming us all back for another great quilting year.  She also helped us to welcome or newest members:  Nancy and Sharon.
This year we will have a few member lead mini workshops. There will be a wide array of techniques that fellow members will share at upcoming meetings.  Kim also announced that we will have a few guest speakers at our upcoming meetings.  The board has been busy planning over the summer.

 MGQ QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge.

Mario and Lorraine will be heading up our charity quilt this year. A few members have volunteered to join together to participate in the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge.
This challenge has a few parameters. The quilt design should follow the 2018 theme set forward which is: Modern Traditionalism.  The quilt must follow a certain color palette: 

Color Palette

Mario will be working in E-Quilter to design the quilt using nautical flags. Members will help make the blocks and sew them together and then finish the quilt.
Once the quilt is complete we will send it off to QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena, California to be put on display at the conference. 

We will then donate the quilt to a charity that we have chosen: Camp Good Grief, East End Hospice.

 It will be an interesting charity quilt to work on.

Mario's Nautical Idea with fabric form color palette.

Rainbow Mini Challenge Swap

Check out all the beautiful quilts that were made by or members:




Colleen...made two mini's













Show and Share

Nancy shared a couple of  quilts that she has been working on over the summer:
Front of quilt

Back of Quilt

Nancy's Christmas Tree Shirt
Karen's Row By Row quilt was made from different quilting patterns that she collected this summer at various quilt stores in New York, Florida, New Hampshire and Montana.
Karen's "Row By Row on the Go" Quilt
 The bag Julie created was from a Quilters Take Manhattan Challenge. She bought QTM themed fabric on Spoonflower and created this lovely bag.  She modeled this bag at QTM held on September 16.
Julie's QTM bag

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

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